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Kenmore 7201[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,665.93
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Summary: This 24.8 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore 7201[2] refrigerator has
  • an internal water dispenser
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore 7201[2]

The Kenmore 7201[2] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the 7201[2] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Kenmore offers a number of lines, including Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Elite Trio. Kenmore will be offering more products with LED lights and integrated dispensers on its high-end models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 7201[2]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 24.8
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser Internal
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 7201[2]
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3.0
Works great but broke after 18 months
3/12/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Broke After 18 Months
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Everything works great until it breaks. It kept temperature stable, lots of room, lots of ice. Only 18 months before something went wrong and freezer started to thaw out. Very disappointing to have to throw away food and have service come out to fix it. Sears products are just not very good.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(56 of 56 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Good Design, easy to live with
2/5/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Works well, it is our first French Door refrigerator so it takes a while to get used to it and having the freezer at the bottom.On nice feature is the water dispenser. It is inside the fridge which leaves both doors free to have shelves. French door refrigerators with ice/water dispensers that are externally accessed basically lose half the fridge door space which is unhelpful. This is different from side by sides where the icemaker is in the freezer, freezer door space is less useful than fridge door space so the comromise is less important.The shelves are relatively close together, this buys you the wide shelf at the bottom - which is good for storing pizza boxes and other wide objects. Beer bottles, for example, can not stand upright with the shelves in their 'normal' level position.It is pretty quiet, you can hear it but it is not annoying. I think it is quieter than the previous one.Keeping the main doors shut is a little harder than a normal fridge. The door on the left has a seal attached which requires a bit of an extra push. Sometimes this doesn't get done. There is however an alarm that beeps if left open for more than a few minutes.In general we are happy with the fridge, it is actually made by Whirlpool. The price at [@] seems to bounce around quite a lot, we bought it for significantly less than the price here so its worth tracking the various sales through the year.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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